For the past five years, the Cold Waves Festival has been one of the biggest industrial music festivals in North America. Based out of Chicago, previous versions of the festival have included performances from acts such as Author & Punisher, Youth Code, Fear Factory and Chant. The sixth installment arrives at The Metro from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, and on Tuesday, the full lineup was released to the public.
Three big names are set to headline the 2017 Cold Waves Festival. EBM pioneers Front 242 took over the scene with the singles "Headhunter", "Tragedy for You", and "Religion". In 2013, they released the live album Transmission SE91, which was recorded at a 1991 concert in Göteborg, Sweden. Hailing from Germany, KMFDM have sold over two million albums worldwide and were one of the first acts to help usher in industrial music to a mainstream audience. Their last studio album was 2014's Our Time Will Come, which peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums. Stabbing Westward reunited at last year's Cold Waves Festival, and they're coming back for round two. The outfit have a slew of shows across the country set up for the following months. Stabbing Westward are best known for their albums Wither Blister Burn & Peel and Darkest Days, which both went Gold.
Other acts set to perform at the three-day festival include ohGr, Assemblage 23, Drab Majesty, Curse Mackey, and Lord of the Lost. You can check out the full lineup below. Details on their special kick off show for Sept. 28 will be revealed in the near future.
Daily lineups will be revealed next Tuesday (April 4). A limited amount of three-day passes will go on sale this Friday (March 31) at 11 a.m. CST. On Friday, April 7, VIP and single day passes will go on sale at 11 a.m. CST.
Cold Waves Festival 2017 lineup
Lord Of The Lost